Why you Should Buy Antiques That You love…

Collecting antiques as an investment has traditionally paid good dividends but always looking for profit can be frustrating and challenging

Mostly we suppress our passions and view our antique purchases clinically, with cold reason and an eye on economics and worth. But if you try occasionally to buy antiques that appeal to the inner child in you, that happy emotional free spirit you were before money became a factor, then you’ll find you buy antiques you never considered before.

We are all attracted to colours, images, faces and other things we see everyday, because they appeal to our inner child. The reasons are many and varied. It could be because of an experience we had as a child, or because there’s an old memory buried in our deep sub-conscious.

Memories spur the choices and impulse buys that come from the illogical, emotional side of us. You may catch yourself looking sideways at vintage train sets, stealing a wistful glance at a bag of marbles, remembering the old telescope Granddad let you look through, and you’ll be drifting down memory lane.

At antique auctions you’ll catch other antique collectors doing the same. You’ll chat and share memories then smile as those much cherished collectibles sell for just a few pounds.

And later you’ll wonder why you didn’t buy them.

If you do buy antiques you love, you’ll win both ways. Because your memories and passions may just become very collectible, but even if they don’t you’ll still love owning them anyway.



Tedd Walmsley

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